Make a paper pumpkin basket with this printable template, perfect for Halloween or Fall crafting fun with the kids!
This easy Halloween craft idea was first published in 2013 and has been updated and republished for today’s audience.
You might also like our Halloween Paper Craft collection.
Is it really almost Halloween again? Here’s a quick printable activity that will get kids in the Halloween spirit — paper pumpkin baskets!
The finished pumpkin basket could be filled with small sweets and given as a gift, or used as a festive Halloween decoration idea.
The pumpkin template comes in both full colour and line art so kids can colour their own. The example in the photograph is the line art version printed to orange construction paper.
We recommend you use heavy weight stock for the paper, especially if you plan of filling the basket. Paper will also work, it just won’t be quite as sturdy.
How to make a Pumpkin Basket
You will need:
- The pumpkin basket template (enter your details into the box above and it will be emailed to you)
- Card stock paper in orange or white, or ordinary paper if you have no card stock
- Scissors & double sided tape
- A blunt butter knife or a scoring tool
- Print the basket out. If you’re printing to orange paper use the line art version, and if printing to white you can use either.
- Use your blunt knife and ruler to score along the fold lines (scoring creates an indent which makes them very easy to fold neatly).
- Use your double sided tape to stick the flaps down, stick on the handle and you’re done.
Trick or treat!
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More fun Halloween ideas:
- We also have a cute set of woodland animal treat baskets
- Create some gorgeous tissue paper suncatchers in bat or pumpkin design
- These egg carton monster treat holders are so fun
- Make your own bubbling brew for pretend play
- Check out the rest of our printable Halloween craft collection
Kathy D says
Thank you for sharing your ideas and projects. I check here often when grandkids are coming to visit or I’m headed to their house to babysit. They ask, “What activities are we doing today?” I give them choices. Sometimes we can do them all; sometimes we can’t. The part I love most is how each makes changes and ideas grow.
Thank you again.
I’m so glad you find them useful,thank you for your feedback 🙂
This is a really great DIY idea, would u mind sending me the template? Cant wait to try it 🙂 thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi, there’s a form where you enter your email and the template will be sent to you automatically
You are awesome 🙏❣️